Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi, a member of the Iranian Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution, which aired on Channel 1, September 23, 2011:
Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi: Today, we must be prepared. In the past, our operational units went to the west and south. Now they must prepare to go to northern Africa, to eastern Asia, and to the heart of Europe. We must prepare for operations worldwide.
Our [generation] has grown too old by now, but the next generation should be trained, so that it can be ready, in three or four decades, to help their Muslim brothers and to liberate them – in northern and southern Africa, in eastern and central Asia, and in the heart of Europe. This [revolution] has become international. That's it. The revolution has been exported, as we always said it would. Now, we have to prepare for the subsequent stages.
If our children had not made their sacrifices in the [Iran-Iraq] war and the revolution, and had not sought martyrdom while fasting, Lebanon would not have been liberated the way it was, and there would have been no Intifada in Palestine. None of this would have happened. If not for the victories of our children, the 33-day war in Lebanon and the 22-day war in Gaza would not have been victorious. If these victories, in turn, had not take place, the youth in the Arab nations would not have been inspired to conduct revolutions in those countries.
This should not be taken lightly. In seven months, four Arab regimes have fallen. Hopefully, three or four more will fall within a few months or a few years. We must prepare for a global battle. The guys who work in intelligence and sabotage operations must now be prepared to go all over the world, not just here or there.
They must be prepared to fight in Latin America and in eastern and central Asia, in order to liberate their Muslim brothers. They should go to the heart of Europe. Just like when they entered Lebanon, there was a change in Lebanese and Palestinian affairs…
When they went to Bosnia, the situation in Bosnia and the Balkans changed. Until then, the Muslims in Bosnia had constantly been suffering defeats. From the moment the message of our revolutionary youth and martyrs reached Bosnia, along with their method of Jihad, the situation completely changed. When they went to Lebanon and Palestine, or Gaza, the situation completely changed. Everyone says that Iran is behind the resistance in Gaza.
We must prepare for the appearance [of the Mahdi], and start an international Jihad without any fear. America and the West are shameless. They bomb, plunder, and occupy any country they like, after officially declaring that they would enter it. if we say, in hushed tones, that we want to provide moral support to our brothers in Iraq and Palestine, they say that we are interfering and that we are terrorists. No, we must support them loud and clear. You [Western countries] declare decisively your plans for occupation, and we must declare, equally decisively, that we will thwart your occupation.